| Nov 5, 2012
| 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis have summoned the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testify at the first congressional hearing on the issue next week.
The Energy & Commerce...
| Jul 22, 2012
Wendy Crossland said she's always made it clear to her three kids that energy drinks were off-limits, and most importantly, never allowed in the house.
"All I knew was that it had a lot of caffeine, which isn't good for anybody," she said, sitting in her...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a caffeine inhaler that has become popular in dance clubs.
The AeroShot Energy is sold in lipstick-sized canisters and went on sale on the East Coast last month.
Each canister contains B...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:05 PM
— Pikesville resident Gerald Cohen was an active 71-year-old retiree, filling his free time with gardening, volunteering and enjoying the company of his grandchildren despite persistent back pain — until he sought relief for it.
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration asked Congress Wednesday for more authority to police pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak, even as lawmakers questioned why the agency didn't do more with...
| Jun 11, 2010
It's a jungle out there in the grocery aisles, a thicket of products claiming healthy this and nutritious that. Never before have food packages displayed so many health claims in the U.S., according to a recent commentary in the Journal of the American...
| Jan 16, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the safety of a controversial chemical found in some baby bottles, children's drinking cups and other food containers merited further study but did not warrant immediate restrictions on its use.
| Jul 13, 2010
| 1:59 PM
The diabetes pill Avandia has been used by millions of patients and racked up billions in sales in more than a decade on the market. This week the Food and Drug Administration is trying to answer a seemingly simple question: Does it cause heart attacks?...
| Aug 2, 2010
Fishermen in part of Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish say they think the government reopened their area to fishing too early.
Oil still washes up on marshes and protective boom lining the shore, months after a sea-bottom well began gushing crude from the...
| Aug 3, 2010
Even the people who make their living off the seafood-rich waters of Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish have a hard time swallowing the government's assurances that fish harvested in the shallow, muddy waters just offshore must be safe to eat because they...
| Jan 4, 2011
Republican opponents of food safety legislation are already promising a fight over its funding, even before it becomes law.
President Barack Obama was scheduled to sign the bill on Tuesday. It allows the Food and Drug Administration to increase...